Saturday, November 7, 2020

Shein Plus Size Haul

                                                         Shein Plus Size Haul

I had alot of fun trying on these great Fashion pieces. I am a U.S. 24/26 and the Shein sizes I purchased were 4x and 5xl. I found the clothing to be of very good quality. Down below are the pieces I shared with you on my video posted above. I hope all enjoyed.

Shein Solid Cord Overall $12.00  (this ran 2/3 sizes small) No Stretch

Shein Asymmetrical Neck Drop Off Shoulder Blouse $16.00

Shein Plus Self Belted Asymmetrical Hem Waterfall Vest w/ Belt $11.00

Shein Disty Floral Surplice Front Shirred Dress $19.00

Shein Faux Leather Pink Belted Coat $30.00

Shein Leopard Print Raglan Sleeve Top (Navy) $14.00

Friday, November 6, 2020

Is Hand Sewing A Lost Art?

                                           Lets Talk Sewing

The U.K. British Hearts Foundation Big Stitch Campaign shared stats indicating 60% of people have not learned to sew or even know what it is.  This was a common skill passed on to children that no longer is happening. 

Being resourceful was key when times where leans. Did you know buttons, zippers, collars, lace, ribbon, and other decorative notions would be taken off old clothes before using them for other clothing or projects. They would be used for a updated ladies dress, children's clothing, curtains, home, and more. Once fabrics became thread bare they would become rags.

Below are some basic hand sewing video's you may enjoy from Youtube. There are many out there to study and help develop this skill.

You can see an example of a well loved and used sewing kit. Sewing kits often contain scissors, needles, thimble, thread, notions, buttons, zippers, patches and more. These items often were curated from clothing with thread bare fabric or stained beyond repair clothing.

This sewing kit to the left has clues of it user. I see call fat quarter fabric squares.
I also spy a roller cutter tucked into a pocket. This tells me the user enjoys making quilts. These quilts could be large blankets or smaller pieces for a baby or child's bed. Some pieces are so intricate taking days to weeks to create. Those may be used or display for its unique hand craftmanship.

This sewing kit to the right is what a typical or common kit may look like. It has scissors, pins, needles, thread, measuring tape, threader, and other notions. This would be a fantastic kit for any home. Harvesting buttons, lace, trims, zippers from throw away/rag pile clothing. These added to your kit for future use.

The question remains when was the last time you had a opportunity to sew. Either by mending, updating or creating something new. When was the last time you shared your skill of hand sewing? Feel free to share down below. I'd love to see your feedback.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

CDC's List Covid and Possible Symptoms


COVID-19 affects different people in different ways. Infected people have had a wide range of symptoms reported – from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Sore throat
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
Trouble breathing
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
New confusion
Inability to wake or stay awake
Bluish lips or face
Call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.